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South Australians urged to get Covid tests after man with virus goes 'out and about' in Adelaide

Flinders University and three other locations considered ‘high risk’ after Covid-19-positive man breaks home quarantine • Follow the global coronavirus live blogSouth Australian health authorities are urging anyone who visited Flinders University and three other “high-risk” locations to get tested for coronavirus immediately after a Covid-19-positive man broke his required home quarantine and wandered “out and about” in Adelaide.While there were no new coronavirus cases to announce on Sunday, SA...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, New South Wales, Adelaide, Victoria, Melbourne, South Australia, Western Australia, Flinders University, Coronavirus, Nicola Spurrier


Out of lockdown, returning to life: Melbourne emerges to a season of hope and relief

After months that passed in a haze of isolation, Melburnians are reconnecting with the places and people they loveIn the depths of Melbourne’s lockdown, time began to pass differently. The days and weeks dragged as the year slipped by, as all the usual markers – celebrations, family dinners, holidays – were stripped away. Suddenly, it was spring and there was welcome news: the lockdown had worked. The borders between city and country, and between Victoria and New South Wales, were lifted soon af...
Tags: New South Wales, Victoria, Melbourne, Warrandyte, Coronavirus, Emma Jacques, Ben Ocean


South Australia and NSW record new Covid-19 cases as Victoria passes elimination benchmark

Two new South Australian coronavirus cases, both in quarantine, bring Parafield cluster to 33 peopleFollow today’s coronavirus liveblogUS surpasses 13m cases as caution urged over Thanksgiving weekendHospitals in England told to prepare for Covid vaccine rollout in 10 days’ timeA casual contact of a Covid-19 case is among two people newly diagnosed with coronavirus in South Australia, while New South Wales has announced eight new cases, all in hotel quarantine. Meanwhile, the ACT has recorded on...
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Australian police arrest 15th man accused of being part of global paedophile ring

Newcastle man is facing charges of possessing, soliciting and sharing child abuse material, and bestialityA Newcastle man has become the 15th person arrested after police uncovered a global paedophile ring alleged to have filmed and shared the sexual abuse of almost 50 children in Australia.The 54-year-old was taken into custody on Friday and faces a string of charges, including possessing, soliciting and sharing child abuse material. He is also charged with bestiality. Continue reading...
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Jarryd Hayne tells court he knew alleged victim didn't want sex, but he wanted to 'please her'

Former NRL star, on trial for sexual assault, says that he performed oral sex on the woman but did not bite herFormer NRL star Jarryd Hayne has told a jury he knew a woman didn’t want to have sex with him in her bedroom but he wanted to “please her”.Giving evidence in his defence during his rape trial in Newcastle district court on Friday, Hayne said he had been kissing the woman before she removed her pants and he performed oral sex on her. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia news, Newcastle, New South Wales, NRL, Jarryd Hayne, Hunter Valley, Hayne


Victoria achieves Covid 'elimination' and South Australia records no new cases – as it happened

SA premier announces the state will lift its border restrictions with Victoria. This blog is now closedDozens of Queensland police officers forced to isolate after contact with Covid-infected manFollow our global live blogAustralia’s rules and restrictions explained: state by state 6.14am GMT And with that, we’ll wrap up this live blog. Here is what we learned today: 6.07am GMT Some terrible news out of Townsville, where a four-year-old has died in a hot car. #BREAKING: Police are on sce...
Tags: Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, Townsville, Gladys Berejiklian, Coronavirus, Townsville University Hospital


China announces tariffs on Australian wine and Victoria achieves Covid 'elimination' – live news

Treasury Wine Estates suspends trade in its shares on the ASX as it digests China’s announcement; and South Australia records no new Covid cases as premier announces lifting of border restrictions with Victoria. Follow live updatesDozens of Queensland police officers forced to isolate after contact with Covid-infected manFollow our global live blogAustralia’s rules and restrictions explained: state by state 2.34am GMT The anti-dumping measures announced today will see tariffs of between 107%...
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Total fire ban in parts of SA as heatwave descends on south-east Australia

Temperatures to hit 40 in Adelaide on Friday as NSW braces for scorching weekend weatherA total fire ban has been declared in districts across South Australia, as the south and east coasts of the country brace for a heatwave.Temperatures are expected to soar to 40C and higher in some South Australian regional centres, with an extreme bushfire risk declared for the Adelaide Hills. Continue reading...
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Victoria achieves Covid 'elimination' and border with South Australia to open from Tuesday – live news

SA records no new Covid cases as premier announces lifting of border restrictions with Victoria; and target of getting stranded Australians on 10 flights home by Christmas will be missed. Follow live updatesDozens of Queensland police officers forced to isolate after contact with Covid-infected manFollow our global live blogAustralia’s rules and restrictions explained: state by state 1.30am GMT This tweet, from the hawkish Chinese state media outlet the Global Times, re Australian wine impor...
Tags: Australia, China, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, Global Times, Gladys Berejiklian, Chinese Ministry of Commerce, Coronavirus


Victoria achieves Covid 'elimination' as Qantas flight details reveal stranded Australians won't be home for Christmas – live news

Federal government to miss target of getting passengers on 10 flights home by 25 December as Victoria meets official definition for virus elimination. Follow live updatesDozens of Queensland police officers forced to isolate after contact with Covid-infected manFollow our global live blogAustralia’s rules and restrictions explained: state by state 11.30pm GMT The Gunner government has declared Saturday 26 December a public holiday. While Boxing Day has always been considered a public holiday...
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Victoria achieves Covid 'elimination' after 28 days with no cases as Queensland police isolate – live news

Victoria meets official definition for virus elimination, but Queensland and South Australia are on alert. Follow live updatesDozens of Queensland police officers forced to isolate after contact with Covid-infected manFollow our global live blogAustralia’s rules and restrictions explained: state by state 9.31pm GMT South Australia’s chief health officer Nicola Spurrier has issued a warning to anyone who visited the Woodville pizza bar in Adelaide after a suspected case from a customer pickin...
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Morning mail: logging of bushfire-hit habitats, PNG fishery threat, working from the beach

Friday: New South Wales plans forestry review as environment regulator clashes with industry. Plus: the problem with Kylie Moore-Gilbert’s release Good morning, this is Imogen Dewey bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Friday 27 November. Continue reading...
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Logging in NSW bushfire-hit coastal regions to be reviewed after stand-off between industry and EPA

Exclusive: Natural Resources Commission to consider the standards needed to practice sustainable logging in burnt forestThe New South Wales government is planning a review of forestry operations in bushfire-hit coastal regions as tensions mount between the environment regulator and Forestry Corporation.The review, which is still to be formally commissioned, will probably be carried out by the state’s Natural Resources Commission (NRC), government sources have told Guardian Australia. Continue re...
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South Australia records two new Covid cases as Dfat reveals 36,875 Australians stranded overseas – live news

School student among state’s new cases; Scott Morrison says Kylie Moore-Gilbert’s release from Iranian prison a ‘miracle’; Labor and Greens accuse Berejiklian over grants – follow updatesFollow our global live blogAustralia’s restrictions explained: state by state 4.14am GMT Opposition leader Anthony Albanese was on Triple M Brisbane’s Big Breakfast show this morning with ... Marto, Margaux and Nick Cody (I am reading this from a transcript and obviously do not know who any of these people a...
Tags: Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, New South Wales, Brisbane, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Anthony Albanese, Labor and Greens, DFAT, Gladys Berejiklian, Marise Payne, Berejiklian, Australian foreign policy


NSW upper house passes renewable electricity bill after rejecting One Nation amendments

Marathon parliamentary sitting wraps up, passing legislation experts say will help turn NSW into a renewable energy superpowerNew South Wales upper house MPs have finally passed renewable electricity legislation after a marathon parliamentary sitting in which almost 250 One Nation-proposed amendments were rejected.The government upper house leader Damien Tudehope on Tuesday suspended the Legislative Council’s midnight adjournment to work through the 249 amendments to the electricity infrastructu...
Tags: Energy, Environment, Renewable Energy, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, New South Wales politics, South Wales, Legislative Council, Angus Taylor, Mark Latham, One Nation, Damien Tudehope


Chelmsford doctors trying to 'rewrite history' lose defamation case against publisher

Judge says John Gill and John Herron sought to use HarperCollins case to ‘vindicate their conduct’ despite overwhelming evidence to contrary at royal commission Two doctors from Sydney’s Chelmsford private hospital, where some patients underwent “deep sleep therapy” to the point of death, have had their defamation case against a book publisher thrown out in the federal court.Dr John Gill and former doctor John Herron mounted the case against HarperCollins following its publication of Steve Canna...
Tags: Health, Australia, Medical Research, New South Wales, Sydney, Harpercollins, Chelmsford, John Gill, John Herron, Law (Australia, Steve Cannane


'Clearly asleep': snoring juror removed from months-long Sydney murder trial

Woman struggled to remain awake as long-running murder trial reached conclusionA Sydney juror has been discharged from a months-long murder trial for falling asleep and snoring as it entered its final stages.The unnamed woman was part of an extended jury of 15 hearing allegations that a hitman contracted by a Sydney drug gang ended up killing a bystander in a Guilford home in February 2017. Continue reading...
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Convicted terrorist has Australian citizenship revoked, while Queensland opens border to Victoria – live news

Peter Dutton announces revocation in first use of the law; NSW reports four cases in hotel quarantine but no locally acquired infections; Queensland prepares for influx of visitors. Follow updatesNSW premier Gladys Berejiklian voted in parliament while awaiting Covid test resultFollow our global live blogAustralia’s restrictions explained: state by state 5.28am GMT Here’s a bit more background on Abdul Nacer Benbrika from AAP:Australia’s first convicted terrorist leader was jailed for a maxi...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, New South Wales politics, Victoria, South Australia, Peter Dutton, NSW, Gladys Berejiklian, Brett Sutton, Coronavirus, Abdul Nacer Benbrika


South Australia records no new Covid cases; Queensland opens border to Victoria – live news

NSW reports four cases in hotel quarantine but no locally acquired infections; Queensland prepares for influx of visitors. Follow updatesNSW premier Gladys Berejiklian voted in parliament while awaiting Covid test resultFollow our global live blogAustralia’s restrictions explained: state by state 2.28am GMT A decision on when next year’s Australian Open will be held is imminent, but a delay of a week or two is the “most likely” outcome of talks between the state government, health officials ...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, New South Wales politics, Victoria, South Australia, NSW, Mike Hytner, Martin Pakula, Gladys Berejiklian, Coronavirus


Mark Latham 'filibusters' on NSW energy bill, forcing upper house to sit around the clock

One Nation MP moves hundreds of amendments in attempt to stop electricity infrastructure roadmap being passed this yearThe New South Wales parliament has been forced to sit around the clock in a bid to pass a landmark energy bill which the One Nation MP Mark Latham is seeking to block by moving hundreds of mostly procedural amendments.The Coalition’s electricity infrastructure roadmap promises to cut power prices in NSW and decrease the state’s reliance on coal-fired power generation by creating...
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South Australia records no new cases; Queensland opens border to Victoria – live news

NSW to ease coronavirus restrictions, including the number allowed to visit a home; Queensland prepares for influx of visitors. Follow updatesNSW premier Gladys Berejiklian voted in parliament while awaiting Covid test resultFollow our global live blogAustralia’s restrictions explained: state by state 11.23pm GMT South Australia premier Steven Marshall has announced eight steps he will be taking to strengthen hotel quarantine in his state.1: All returned travellers who test positive for Covi...
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Queensland opens border to Victoria as NSW eases Covid restrictions – live news

NSW to ease coronavirus restrictions, including the number allowed to visit a home; Queensland prepares for influx of visitors ahead of December 1 border reopening. Follow updatesNSW premier Gladys Berejiklian voted in parliament while awaiting Covid test resultFollow our global live blogAustralia’s restrictions explained: state by state 10.16pm GMT Scott Morrison, during his radio interview from quarantine at the Lodge earlier this morning, was also asked about Robodebt responsibility. Aske...
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NSW set to ease coronavirus restrictions as Queensland prepares for border opening – live news

NSW expected to ease Covid restrictions, including the number allowed to visit a home; Queensland prepares for influx of visitors ahead of December 1 border reopening. Follow updatesNSW premier Gladys Berejiklian voted in parliament while awaiting Covid test resultFollow our global live blogAustralia’s restrictions explained: state by state 9.04pm GMT New South Wales premier Gladys Berejiklian has said the number of visitors allowed in homes in her state will increase from 20 to 30, as she f...
Tags: Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, New South Wales politics, Victoria, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, AAP, Gladys Berejiklian, Coronavirus


Australia's bushfire season saw spikes in emergency respiratory visits and inhaler sales, report finds

A study examining the short-term health impacts of bushfire smoke found that poor air quality exacerbated respiratory illnesses The 2019–20 Australian bushfire season saw unprecedented fires and black smoke sweep across the country, leading to increases in emergency department visits for respiratory problems and in sales of asthma medication.A report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) published on Wednesday examined some of the short-term health impacts of the bushfires b...
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NSW government announces taskforce to investigate food delivery deaths

Labor and Greens MPs say rather than a taskforce, the government should take action immediately under ‘emergency regulation’A New South Wales government taskforce will investigate the gig economy after another food delivery worker was killed in Sydney – the fifth death among food delivery workers across Australia in the past two months.But Labor and Greens MPs say the taskforce has come too late, and the government should make an “emergency regulation” to take action right now. Continue reading...
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Gladys Berejiklian voted in parliament before getting Covid test result – follow live

NSW premier says she had no symptoms but in hindsight should have ‘closed my door and not seen anybody’. Follow latest updates Coronavirus live news: WHO says foreign experts to go to China soon; US records more than 10,000 weekly deathsVictoria ends mandatory mask-wearing outdoorsFollow our global live blogAre masks still needed to combat coronavirus in NSW and Victoria?Australia’s restrictions explained: state by state 7.13am GMT We’ll leave it there for now. Here are the main events from ...
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South Australia pizza store worker 'deeply sorry'; Queensland to open border on 1 December - follow live

The man blamed for the state’s Covid lockdown expresses his remorse; Victoria records zero active cases – follow latest updates Coronavirus live news: WHO says foreign experts to go to China soon; US records more than 10,000 weekly deathsVictoria ends mandatory mask-wearing outdoorsFollow our global live blogAre masks still needed to combat coronavirus in NSW and Victoria?Australia’s restrictions explained: state by state 6.10am GMT The Spanish national at the centre of a South Australian po...
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Victoria posts record $23.3bn deficit; Queensland to open border on 1 December - follow live

Victoria records zero active cases for the first time since outbreak as SA plans to drop restrictions on 1 December – follow latest updates Coronavirus live news: WHO says foreign experts to go to China soon; US records more than 10,000 weekly deathsVictoria ends mandatory mask-wearing outdoorsFollow our global live blogAre masks still needed to combat coronavirus in NSW and Victoria?Australia’s restrictions explained: state by state 2.23am GMT Some reaction to the Victorian budget. The Gree...
Tags: China, US, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Who, Victoria, Melbourne, South Australia, Greens, Australian economy, Gladys Berejiklian, Tim Pallas, Coronavirus


Queensland to reopen border to NSW on 1 December as Berejiklian admits she should have self-isolated – follow live

The NSW premier acknowledges she should have self-isolated while waiting to receive Covid test, while Victoria records zero active cases for the first time since outbreak – follow latest updates Coronavirus live news: WHO says foreign experts to go to China soon; US records more than 10,000 weekly deathsVictoria ends mandatory mask-wearing outdoorsFollow our global live blogAre masks still needed to combat coronavirus in NSW and Victoria?Australia’s restrictions explained: state by state 12.22a...
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Berejiklian admits she should have self-isolated; zero active cases in Victoria – follow live

The NSW premier acknowledges she should have self-isolated while waiting to receive Covid test, while Victoria records zero active cases for the first time since outbreak – follow latest updates Victoria ends mandatory mask-wearing outdoorsFollow our global live blogAre masks still needed to combat coronavirus in NSW and Victoria?Australia’s restrictions explained: state by state 9.22pm GMT It’s a big day for Victoria, with the Andrews government handing down its budget. Guardian Australia’s...
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